Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Queenstown Chess Classic 09

As the 2009 edition of Queenstown will probably be New Zealand's biggest ever chess tournament I thought it might be a good idea to do small profile's on the top players already confirmed to participate in the event.

WGM Karolina Smokina of Moldova
Highest Rating - April 2005 2307
Current Rating 2235
Birth Year 1977
Recent White Openings - favours 1.d4
Recent Openings as black - Slav and Sicilians seem most common

Haslinger,S (2468) - Smokina,K (2205) [B32]Monarch Assurance 16th Port Erin (3), 24.09.2007

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e5 5.Nb5 d6 6.N1c3 a6 7.Na3 b5 8.Nd5 Nge7 9.c4 Nd4 10.cxb5 Nxd5 11.exd5 Be7 12.Bc4 0-0 13.bxa6 f5 14.Be3 Bf6 15.0-0 f4 16.Bxd4 exd4 17.Bd3 Bxa6 18.Bxa6 Rxa6 19.Qd3 Qa8 20.Rac1 Ra5 21.Rc6 Be5 22.Rfc1 Qb7 23.R1c2 (better is 23.Nc4) f3 24.gxf3 Qe7 25.Rc8 Qg5+ 26.Kf1 Ra8 27.Rxa8 Rxa8 28.Nb5 Bxh2 29.Nc7 Rxa2 30.Ne6 Ra1+ 31.Ke2 Qxd5 32.Rc8+ Kf7 33.Nxd4 Qe5+ 34.Qe4 h5 35.Rc7+ Kf6 36.Rc6 Qxe4+ 37.fxe4 Be5 38.Nf3 Ra2 39.Nxe5 Rxb2+ 40.Ke3 Kxe5 41.f4+ Ke6 42.e5 Rb3+ 43.Ke4 Rb4+ 44.Ke3 Rb3+ 45.Ke4 Rb4+ 46.Ke3


Anonymous said...

am in love !!!

smoking hot !

Anonymous said...

I am definitly going to Queenstown now.